About CoMobility

Co-designing Inclusive Mobility

What if people valued efficient, safe and eco-friendly mobility over car ownership?

CoMobility benefits from a 2.05 million € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The National Centre for Research and Development is the project Operator. The project is co-financed in 15% from the Polish budgetary funds.

Co robimy

CoMobility is a transdisciplinary international research project in which we analyse attitudes and behaviours related to mobility, with a particular focus on alternatives to the use of private cars. In the co-creation process, we plan to identify barriers and opportunities for different mobility choices. Also, we will co-design interventions and solutions that will facilitate a permanent habitual change regarding the choice of the means of transportation. The solutions co-created together with municipalities, local communities, businesses, and other relevant stakeholders will be assessed with respect to their impact on the quality of air and traffic in Warsaw. Our research will result in the package of tools and methods, including the documentation of the co-creation process of new transport solutions and the integrated machine learning, transport and environmental model. We will share our findings and research results with local governments and other cities in Poland and Europe in a series of workshops. The results will be publicly available.

Our methods

CoMobility’s pillars are the co-creation process and the integrated model. Co-creation includes searching, testing and introducing solutions in close cooperation with local communities, municipalities, businesses, and other stakeholders at every stage of our work. The integrated model will be developed based on the machine learning techniques, transport model and environmental model using both the existing data and data collected during the project. It will aim to predict the air quality based on individual inhabitants’ characteristics and the features of available transport modes.

Who we are

Our team consists of scientists from three Warsaw universities (UW, WUT and SGH), physicists (NILU) and anthropologists (FNI) from Norway, members of the Warsaw non-governmental "On-site Foundation", and representatives of the City of Lublin. We work closely with the City of Warsaw, and we also stay in touch with the City of Krakow and the Association of Polish Cities.

Team

Katarzyna Archanowicz-Kudelska

Institute of Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility

Warsaw School of Economics

Nuria Castell

NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Dr Nuria Castell is a senior scientist at NILU, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research and chair of the air quality working group at the European Citizen Science Association. Nuria has more than 20 years of experience in air pollution research with an emphasis on air quality monitoring and modelling on urban and regional scales. Her current research focuses on the exploitation of novel monitoring technologies to complement existing monitoring systems in the characterisation and assessment of indoor and outdoor air pollution. She is leading and involved as the main researcher in interdisciplinary projects in the areas of behavioural change, social anthropology, urban planning, product design and art. She is passionate about co-creation processes and multi-stakeholder engagement, and she is exploring new ways of using citizen science to both monitor the environment and increase environmental action.

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Arkadiusz Drabicki

Cracow University of Technology

Paweł Gora

Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, Faculty of Sociology

the University of Warsaw

Mathematician and Computer Scientist, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw. He has more than 12 years of experience in the intelligent transportation systems domain, worked on projects related to modelling and simulation of transportation networks, traffic management, carpooling, bike-sharing, electric vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent parking systems, optimising logistics. He built a microscopic traffic simulation software, Traffic Simulation Framework, and used it for experiments with AI optimising traffic signal settings in the project TensorCell aiming to optimise complex processes. He co-founded a startup Broomee Technologies developing software for vanpooling services.

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Katarzyna Górkiewicz

"On-site" Foundation

Maciej Grzenda

Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science

Warsaw University of Technology

Maciej Grzenda is an associate professor at the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). His interests are focused on Big Data analytics and machine learning (ML) with emphasis on applications of ML in smart city and production systems. He has published papers inter alia in Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. He has project management experience in academia and IT/telco industry as well as PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner certificates. Maciej Grzenda is the head of the Program Committee managing Data Science studies at WUT and a member of Program Committees of international conferences incl. PAKDD and IEA/AIE.


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Henrik Grythe

NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Dr Henrik Grythe is since 2017 a scientist at NILU, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research. He has his PhD in atmospheric physics from Stockholm University, where he worked with problems related to quantifying emission sources, dispersion and removal of both natural and anthropogenic aerosol particles. His current work at NILU includes model development of emission and atmospheric models, with the main focus on quantifying emissions. He has had a leading role in work developing several new methods and models for quantifying emissions of both climate and air pollution relevant species on a high temporal and spatial resolution. 


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Szymon Horosiewicz

Lublin City Office

Sub-inspector in the Strategy and Smart City Department in the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department of Lublin City Office. A graduate of Economics and Spatial Management at the John Paul II Catholic University. A specialist in intelligent projects in the field of broadly understood urban mobility. An implementer of projects financed by EIT Urban Mobility, the largest European initiative within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, aimed at creating system solutions for sustainable urban mobility. In his professional work, he is responsible for analytical work on the degree of implementation of the smart city concept in Lublin, services for external entities and international networking activities.


Michał Jakubczyk

Decision Analysis and Support Unit

Warsaw School of Economics

Michał Jakubczyk is an associate professor at the Decision Support and Analysis Department at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. His research interests focus on health preference research and health technology assessment (HTA). He is a member of the EuroQol Group and the International Academy of Health Preference Research. Michał is an appreciated lecturer in the area of decision analysis at the undergraduate, graduate, and MBA levels. He is also a practitioner in HTA: for over 10 years he has been a co-owner of the HealthQuest (http://www.healthquest.pl).

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Magdalena Kubecka

"On-site" Foundation

Magda Kubecka works as an urban and a cultural researcher, a placemaker and an educator, facilitator of local actions in public spaces. She is a Vice-President of On-site Foundation aiming to strengthen local communities by creating inviting public spaces. She is a co-founder of the Initiative “How the City Works“ focused on education on cities life. Magda is also a member of the Editorial Board of “Cities Magazine” and a blogger. She teaches at the School of Ideas at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities.


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Robert Kunicki

Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science

Warsaw University of Technology

Robert Kunicki works in the area of data analysis and machine learning. He conducts research related to the data streams pre-processing. He has several years of experience in implementing solutions in the Smart City area.

Grzegorz Kula

Faculty of Economic Sciences

the University of Warsaw

Economist, assistant professor. He works on the efficiency of the public sector, taxation, public finances and population ageing and is particularly interested in the local context of ageing and its challenges for municipalities’ finances. He coordinates research-based education activities in six European universities aligned in 4EU+. He is associated with the University of Warsaw for generations.

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Marcin Luckner

Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science

Warsaw University of Technology

Marcin Luckner works at the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science, Warsaw University of Technology. He has published about 50 papers on machine learning, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence and their applications. He has managed Research and Development projects for business on behalf of the academic research centre, including several projects focused on analysing urban data.

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Katarzyna Mrugała

DELab UW

the University of Warsaw

The project’s Secretary. She supports the smooth running of the project’s activities. On a daily basis, she is engaged in the DELab UW team.


Anna Nicińska

Faculty of Economic Sciences

the University of Warsaw

Anna Nicińska is interested in the process of individual ageing from a behavioural and institutional economics perspective. Her research examines the formation of preferences and habits, end of life, intergenerational transfers transmitted during life and after death, and help received from relatives and unrelated persons. She is currently researching the impact of communism on attitudes and behaviour in later life and urban ageing.


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Mateusz Pietrkiewicz

Doctoral School WUT

Warsaw University of Technology

Mateusz Pietrkiewicz graduated from the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunication at Poznan University of Technology (bachelor of engineering, 2017) and Faculty of Informatics and Digital Economy at Poznan University of Economics and Business (bachelor of science, 2018). In 2020 he obtained a master of data science degree at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom), and afterwards he has started his PhD research at Warsaw University of Technology. Concurrently to his academic activities, he has been gathering professional experience, working for companies like McKinsey & Company or Accenture. Currently, he is a Data Scientist at EPAM Systems, where he develops machine learning models. His main research interests are machine learning models for streaming and partially labelled data.


Katarzyna Nosal Hoy

Cracow University of Technology

Joanna Rachubik

Faculty of Economic Sciences

the University of Warsaw

PhD candidate in an interdisciplinary program in Quantitative Psychology and Economics led jointly by the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of Psychology, and the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw. She is a researcher in behavioural and experimental economics and an academic teacher at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. Her research interests include decision-making, preferences, rationality, and cognitive biases; economic laboratory and field experiments.

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Satia Rożynek

Faculty of Economic Sciences, DELab

the University of Warsaw

PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw in the discipline of economics and finance. Her research focuses on the digital transformation of the labour market and its implications for employees in the context of task automation. An analyst at Digital Economy Lab UW.


Pål Wilter Skedsmo

Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Pål Wilter Skedsmo is a social anthropologist (PhD) and research director of the Marine and Polar issues research group at FNI. His main research interests are environmental politics, civil society, public participation, democratisation and development aid in post-socialist states. Geographically, his research has especially focused on Armenia, the South Caucasus, Russia, and more recently Poland. He has carried out a number of program evaluations of Norwegian and Western support mechanisms in the region, ranging from cultural exchange programs to deployment of security personnel in conflict zones. New areas of interest are the management of plant genetic resources in the post-Soviet area and new modes of mobility in urban development.

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Katarzyna Solecka

Cracow University of Technology

Gabriela Sousa Santos

NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Gabriela Sousa Santos graduated in Environmental Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal (1998), with a specialisation in toxicology from the same institution. She holds a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry from the University of Hamburg (2008). She has long experience with numerical atmospheric modelling and has worked with several chemical transport, climate and dispersion models since 2002. In the period 2009-2013, she was at ETH Zurich in Switzerland where she worked on aerosols and climate issues. In February 2014, she was employed as a researcher at NILU and is part of the model group at the Department for Urban Environment Industry.


Adam Suwiński

"Excellence Initiative – Research University" Program

the University of Warsaw

Adam Suwiński is a science manager in the „Excellence Initiative – Research University” program. He is responsible for coordinating work packages of the program in the field of social sciences. His duties include monitoring the implementation of activities and coordinating reporting under POB V (Priority Research Area V), as well as supporting the management of selected research projects.


Andrzej Szarata

Cracow University of Technology

Michał Szostek

"Excellence Initiative – Research University" Program

the University of Warsaw

He supports the project as a research manager working at the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” programme of the University of Warsaw. By training, he is a sociologist and has former experience in the fields of knowledge management, strategic planning and evaluation.


Marta Trakul – Masłowska

"On-site" Foundation

Marta is a sociology and political science graduate, who specialises in creating good public spaces and solutions for active ageing. Founder of On-site Foundation aiming to strengthen local communities by creating inviting public spaces. She is a co-founder of the Initiative “How the City Works“ focused on education on cities life.


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Dorota Wolińska

Lublin City Office

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

Coordinator of the Strategy and Smart City Division in the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department in Lublin City Office. Graduate of Spatial Planning at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Author of publications on spatial development and smart city. Responsible for conducting analyses and assessments of the situation of the city of Lublin in terms of the use and implementation of smart solutions, as well as for establishing cooperation with domestic and foreign organisations and networks of entities operating in the smart city area. Executes and supervises the implementation of international projects financed from external funds, including Horizon 2020 and NCBR. Involved in the preparation of assumptions and updates of strategic documents of the Lublin municipality.

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Katarzyna Zagórska

Faculty of Economic Sciences

University of Warsaw

Katarzyna is a PhD candidate and junior researcher at the Chair of Microeconomics, University of Warsaw. Since 2014 she has been working in projects examining preferences for public goods, policies and pro-social behaviours using experimental methods. Her research interests cover behavioural environmental economics; she is interested in motivations, incentives and provision of information that promote desirable behaviour change.


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Jakub Zawieska

Institute of Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility

Warsaw School of Economics

Jakub Zawieska (PhD) works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). Jakub’s research interests focus on the evolution of the smart city concept, sustainable urban mobility, travel behaviour, socio-economic impact aspects of sustainable development. Jakub is also interested in sustainable mobility policy measures and governance, the development of technology-driven smart mobility, as well as the implementation of disruptive technologies and innovative business models in transport sectors in cities. In 2017 he obtained a PhD in Economics at SGH, Warsaw School of Economics, for the dissertation entitled “Smart cities in Poland and goals of European Union’s transport policy”. The PhD study investigated the potential contribution of smart city solutions and their impact on future transport-related GHG emission levels. The dissertation was awarded inter alia by the 2018 European Friedrich-List-Award 2018 and 2017 Warsaw Diplomas (“Dyplomy dla Warszawy”).

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Ewa Zawojska

Faculty of Economic Sciences

the University of Warsaw

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw. Her research interests include non-market valuation, consumers’ preference elicitation and, in general, microeconomics. She focuses on the use of survey methods to estimate values of non-market public goods, and, in particular, how the survey design can be enhanced to increase the validity and reliability of the estimates.

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Damian Zięba

Institute of Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility

Warsaw School of Economics

Teaching assistant at the Institute of Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility of Warsaw School of Economics and PhD student at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of University of Warsaw (WNE UW). He works mainly as data analyst, statistician and econometrician using Python and R. For 3 years he has worked in the transport industry, being part of multiple projects focusing on optimization of various elements of logistic processes. His academic career started at DELab UW, where he developed his interest in digitalization and entrepreneurship. Currently, he cooperates with startups, both in terms of programming as well as business development. Scientifically, he conducts research on the dynamics of cryptoasset market, as he publishes and reviews articles in reputable scientific journals.

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Robert Żyśko

Urząd Miasta Lublin

Lublin City Office

Deputy Director for Strategy, Academic Affairs and Smart City in the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department of Lublin City Office. Completed Master’s degree in economics and Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting (specialisation: financial markets) at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, as well as doctoral studies at the Faculty of Economics of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Author of publications on financial markets, development of local government units and functioning of enterprises in the market. An expert in strategic management, urban strategies and policies. Author and co-author of several strategic documents of Polish self-governments, including the most important document of the city of Lublin – Lublin 2020 Strategy. Manager of the project “Let’s invent Lublin together. Participatory creation of an intelligent Lublin Strategy 2030. Successively develops cooperation between the city and universities, involving Lublin scientific centres in many strategic projects of the city, including those related to smart city. Hobbyist “after hours” stock market investor. Amateur of travelling, gardening and culinary experiments.


Consorcium

Project Leader

UW Anna Nicińska
a.nicinska@delab.uw.edu.pl

Partners

NILU Nuria Castell
ncb@nilu.no
FNI Pål Skedsmo
pskedsmo@fni.no
WUT Maciej Grzenda
m.grzenda@mini.pw.edu.pl
SGH Jakub Zawieska
jzawie@sgh.waw.pl
"On site" Foundation Magdalena Kubecka
magda.kubecka@namiejscu.org
Lublin Dorota Wolińska
dorota.wolinska@lublin.eu

Co-organiser

the Capital City of Warsaw

the Capital City of Warsaw

  • Biuro Cyfryzacji Miasta
  • Biuro Infrastruktury
  • Biuro Edukacji
  • Biuro Administracji i Spraw Obywatelskich
  • Biuro Zarządzania Ruchem Drogowym
  • Biuro Geodezji i Katastru
  • Biuro Marketingu Miasta
  • Biuro Ochrony Powietrza i Polityki Klimatycznej
  • Biuro Strategii i Analiz
  • Centrum Komunikacji Społecznej
  • Zarząd Dróg Miejskich
  • Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego
  • Miejska Pracownia Planowania Przestrzennego i Strategii Rozwoju

Cooperation

Cracow University of Technology
The Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute
Airly
Svantek
ARC Rynek i Opinia Sp. z o.o.
DAWIS IT

Funding

CoMobility benefits from a 2.05 million € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The aim of the project is to provide a package of tools and methods for the co-creation of sustainable mobility in urban spaces.

Funding: EEA Grants
The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion.

The priorities for this period are:

  1. Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness;
  2. Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction;
  3. Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy;
  4. Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights;
  5. Justice and Home Affairs.

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Eligibility for the Grants mirrors the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.

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